Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Bolton |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1 August 1910 |
|Died: ||20 December 1956 |
|Bio Notes: ||John Bolton was born on 1 August 1910, th son of Peter Walker Bolton, marine engineer and his wife, Jeannie Crawford Brown. From 1928 to 1933 he studied architecture part time at the Glasgow School of Art while at the same time serving his articles with Stewart Tough & Alexander in Greenock. During his period of study he was awarded a bronze medal for excellence. After the completion of his articles he remained as assistant with Stewart Tough & Alexander for a further three years. |
In 1936 he took a post in the Housing Department of Greenock Corporation. In the years 1937 and 1938 he spent some time in Paris and Versailles, although in his Nomination Paper for membership to the RIBA he does not specify the details of these trips. In 1938 he moved to London where he secured a post in the Chief Architect's Division of HM Office of Works, based in Westminster. In 1941 he returned to Scotland where he joined the Chief Surveyor's Department at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Bishopton. After this he spent a year, 1942-43 in the Burgh Surveyor's Department in Port Glasgow and 1943-44 in the Burgh Surveyor's Department in Clydebank. It is not clear where he worked from 1944 to 1947 but early in the latter year he commenced work on his own account. However by the time of his election to membership of the RIBA, proposed by JAck Coia, B N Malcolm and Joseph Weekes in October 1947 he was chief assistant in the office of Gillespie Kidd & Coia.
At the time of his election he states that he had worked on GPOs, a bank, blocks of flats, housing schemes (private and local authority), halls, a masonic temple, shops, licensed premises, the Royal Ordnance Factory, a commercial garage and private dwellings.
In 1950 he was living in Greenock.
He died in Greenock of heart failure on 20 December 1956. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bain Templeton.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Hempwood, Lochview Road, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||1947 *|| || |
|33, Hamilton Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland|| ||1950 *||1955|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Jack Antonio Coia||14 October 1947||For Licentiateship|
|B___N___ Malcolm||14 October 1947||For Licentiateship|
|Joseph Weekes||14 October 1947||For Licentiateship|
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||11 February 1955|| || ||p276|
|Builder||18 February 1955|| || ||p316|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no 6150 (Combined Box 122)|